NBC News reports that a Pride flag flying outside a City Hall building in Tempe, Arizona, was vandalized and burned.
From NBC News:
The flag — which flew alongside the American, Arizona state and Juneteenth flags — was raised this month to commemorate LGBTQ Pride Month.
City officials confirmed that the act of vandalism is under investigation by police.
“This act of aggression does not represent our community. Hate has no place in Tempe,” City Manager Andrew Ching said in a statement. “We are committed to championing diversity, inclusion and equity and ensuring that our community is safe and welcoming for everyone.”
Back in February, a bomb threat was called in to an LGBTQ-owned book store that was hosting a drag story hour.
The venue was evacuated, but no bomb was ever found. Police did confirm to the owners that far-right extremists were in the area that day.
The FBI is also investigating a bomb threat made to an LGBTQ-owned coffee shop nearby, according to the shop's owner. https://t.co/SC53o3jnoD
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